3 years ago50,000+ Views
If you haven't heard the news something tragic happened to the surfing community this week. Ricardo dos Santos was shot and killed by an off duty police officer. He was 24 years old. Apparently a fight broke out when dos Santos tried to stop a group of men from openly using drugs in the street. For some reason an off-duty police officer got involved and ended up shooting dos Santos 3 times in the chest. Ricardo was known in the surf community not only as an incredibly talented barrel rider, but also as a kind person widely loved by his peers. Friends and family are in utter shock over the circumstances of his death. In the wake of losing a great person and talented surfer, there are a few things that have really become very clear: 1) The issues in Brazil are real. 2) The love that fellow surfers, countrymen, and sports enthusiasts alike have for Ricardo dos Santos is insurmountable. 3) The way Ricardo could ride a wave will not soon be forgotten. Remember guys, life isn't measured by how many times you take a breath of air, but by how many moments take your breath away. Ricardo had a few of these. RIP